27 days ago

Poll: Should Wellington city councillors get a free lunch?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you're a Wellington City councillor.
Six years after Andy Foster led moves as a councillor to scrap catered lunches at committee meetings - saving ratepayers $40,000 - the new mayor has now decided to reinstate them. He said the backflip followed pressure from councillors, while also promising to spend less on the midday spread than previous councils. "People felt when you didn't have lunches provided on days when you were working through [into the afternoon], councillors tended to disappear all over the place to get lunch. It reduced team bonding." What do you think- should councillors get lunch provided?
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Should Wellington city councillors get a free lunch?
  • 5.6% Absoultely
    5.6% Complete
  • 24.5% Only if it's a modest spread
    24.5% Complete
  • 70% No way
    70% Complete
1153 votes
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GBRAI is working with Wellington Police to try and identify this attacker and bring them to justice. Police assure us the team working on this are working hard to get a result. As we would expect. The woman was attached at the top of Central Park, on one of the Ohiro Road side tracks down to the park. Police are looking for ways to identify the attacker and locate the weapon used. The attacker may have escaped through Brooklyn, Mt Cook or Aro Valley.

We ask you circulate this through your contacts and other networks to assist the Police.

We ask you for your assistance and if you have any information. Maybe from vehicle dash cameras, home CCTV cameras, cell phone recordings, etc please pass on information to NZ Police on the phone numbers supplied below...



"Wellington Police need your assistance.

On the 6th of December at about 11:40am a woman was attacked and stabbed while walking her dog in Central Park Brooklyn.

The attacker is described as:-

Male.

Aged in his 30s.

5’7 to 5’8 tall

Slim build

Light brown skin

Short dark hair

Round face and dark eyes.



If you were in or around Central Park on this day and think you may have seen this person or anything that you thought was suspicious, please pass this information on to Police.

In addition Police are still searching for the weapon used during the attack if you can assist with sightings or information in relation to the item used to stab the victim. If you have CCTV cameras on your house which have a view of the street, please contact Police.

If you have a dashboard camera and may have been driving near Central Park between 10am and 1pm on the 6th of December 2019, please contact Police.

You can contact Police by calling the Crime Reporting Line on 105 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111".